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mr. obama has god on his side. >> a time when 47% of our population we're not surgically excised out of the heart of the country because they were retired or sick or poor. stand tall, mr. president. god is with you. we are with you. >> asked how the president is feeling, david axelrod just told reporters here he has never seen mr. obama more accelerated, adding right now the stump speech is coming from the president's loins. bret? >> bret: from his loins? okay. ed, thank you. >> yes. >> bret: okay. stocks ended the week on a down note. the dow lost 139.5. the s&p 500 dropped 13. the nasdaq fell 38. mitt romney has begun his final push hitting as many of the major tossup states as possible. chief political correspondent carl cameron is along for the ride with the romney campaign. >> in wisconsin, four days before the election, mitt romney made his official closing argument of the campaign. >> if you believe america should be in a better course, if you are tired of being tired. then i ask you to vote for real change. paul ryan and i will bring real change to america from day one. >> ro
will face a recession if mr. obama is re-elected. >> he said he would lower the unemployment rate, down to 5.#% now. today we learn it's actually 7.9%. that is 9 million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when obama took office. >> former labor department official notes at this pace it would take decade to get back to full employment. >> we need to have certain growth to keep up with the population. we're still talking nine or ten years of recovery. >> yet, the president has a narrow lead in ohio because the state's unemployment rate is only 7%. the president has gotten some credit for the auto bail-out. he charged today romney is trying to win this state by falsely charging in an ad the bail-out will lead chrysler to shift jobs from jeep plant here to china. >> everybody knows it's not true. the car companies themselves have told governor romney to knock it off. >> romney spokeswoman stood behind the ad charging, "his mismanagement of the process exposed taxpayers to $25 billion loss." companies are expanding production overseas. woman at the president's first
. >> reporter: the romney campaign fired back calling the president's accusations desperate. meanwhile, mr. obama continues to field questions about his administration's response to the attack on the u.s. consulate on benghazi including with msnbc's "morning joe" co-hosts joe scarborough and mika brzezinski. >> if we find out that there was a big breakdown, they will be held accountable. ultimately as commander in chief i'm responsible. and i don't shy away from that responsibility. >> reporter: the full interview will air monday. traveling with the president, in new hampshire, kristen welker, nbc news. >> reporter: this is peter zander in lando lakes, florida, where mitt romney is trying to pump up the vote on opening day of the in-person early voting here. vowing he would be a bipartisan leader mr. romney laid into the president. >> he promised that his would be a post partisan presidency. we have watched him over the last four years and he's been divisive and demonized any group that opposed him. >> reporter: minutes earlier marco rubio attacked president obama's proposals with his shar
%. the same poll found president obama's response to the superstorm positively. 78% say mr. obama's handling the situation excellent or good. the president toured storm-ravaged new jersey with republican governor chris christie. >> hang in there. >> reporter: the governor, usually one of the president's harshest critics had nothing but find words for him. >> he's worked closely with me. and i can't thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and the people of our state. >> reporter: both the romney and obama campaigns think they're winning. the obama campaign points to the president leading or tied with romney in the eight closest battlegrounds. while the romney campaign says the president's playing defense in michigan, pennsylvania and minnesota, democratic turf. rob and sunny? >> at this point, no one really knows. five days and counting. tahman bradley, live in washington. thanks, tahman. >>> and more than 1,000 people around louisville, kentucky, have spent the night out of their homes. they were forced to evacuate when fire erupted at the site of a t
. meanwhile, mr. obama continues to field questions about his administration's response to the attack on the u.s. consulate on benghazi including with msnbc's "morning joe" co-hosts joe scarborough and mika brsysnski. >> i'm responsible and i don't shy away with from that. >> reporter: traveling with the president, kristen well ke, nbc news. >>> this is peter alexander in florida where mitt romney is trying to pump up the vote. vowing he would be a bipartisan leader mr. romney laid into the president. >> he promised that his would be a post partisan presidency. we have watched him over the last four years and he's been divisive and demonized any group that opposed him. >> reporter: marco rubio attacked president obama's proposals with his sharp partisan rebuke. >> they are the ideas of countries that people come here to get away from. >> reporter: mitt romney will stop first in the heavily republican panhandle. then in a democratic leaning county trying to slice into the president's lead before closing the day near tampa, a battleground within this swing state. meanwhile not wanting to risk ap
. he warns there is still a risk from flooding and downed power lines. today, mr. obama will get a look at the damage along with new jersey governor chris christie. we want to share this political note with you. our maryland senate debate originally scheduled for 9:00 this morning has been canceled because of the storm aftermath. we apologize that we were not able to reschedule it before election day. >>> neighborhoods throughout our area cleaning up from superstorm sandy. up next, the latest on the damages. >> plus rain and wind not the only issues in some parts of the area. this kind -- this could be a good thing for some areas and businesses. plus tucker has weather and julie has traffic. stay with us. ♪ [ female announcer ] nature exists on the grandest scale... ♪ ...and in the tiniest details. ♪ and sometimes both. nature valley granola thins pack the big taste of granola and dark chocolate into one perfect square, under 100 calories. nature valley granola thins. nature at its most delicious. . >>> oh, man. >> look at that. >> take a look at. this this is snow shoe mountain
there have been seven polls. all of them have suggested that mr. obama is up within the margin of error by a couple of points on mitt romney. most scenarios, romney can't win without winning here in florida as well as without ohio. so, one of the schools of thought is that the romney camp is trying to hedge against a possible defeat in ohio by expanding the battlefield or trying to into those three blue states. the obama campaign isn't buying it. as we head into the final six days it's very clear it's going to go right down to the wire with anybody's guess in some of the battleground states in the quest for 270 electoral votes. national polls s. tied as is some of those battleground states even with the margin of error. shep? >> shepard: carl cammeron in jacksonville florida tonight. little relief for air travelers coming in and out of the nation's airspace after sandy. earlier today two of new york's airports reopened on a limited basis. jfk and newark liberty international across the river in jersey. port authority which runs all the airports is urging folks to call airlines for infor
by president obama where the polls have always trended towards democrats this year. not towards mr. romney and the g.o.p. pennsylvania, minnesota, and michigan. romney's home state. in the last few days, there have been a handful of polls that the gap has narrowed and romney made ground and come within the margin of error in those states and now he has begun to advertise. these are states the obama campaign is very very confident about. david action sell rod said he would shave his mustache off if he lost any of them. that's a staches has had for 40 years. tough hurdle for mr. romney to clear in ohio. in the last 48 hours or so there have been seven polls. all of them have suggested that mr. obama is up within the margin of error by a couple of points on mitt romney. most scenarios, romney can't win without winning here in florida as well as without ohio. so, one of the schools of thought is that the romney camp is trying to hedge against a possible defeat in ohio by expanding the battlefield or trying to into those three blue states. the obama campaign isn't buying it. as we head into the
$5 trillion to the deficit. that's mr. obama. >> the recession added $5 trillion to the deficit that was caused by the previous administration. >> but voters believe that obamas will do so much more harm. voters are choosing between two men, each of chom are far from perfect, i think that's why you see a lot of -- it's very negative. >> one will lead to balanced budgets. and one whose math will not. >> change, that was an interesting change in mitt romney's speech this week, he kept talking about big change, you want big change, i can bring you big change. what challengers do it. we heard bill clinton do it. we heard barack obama do it. certainly. the hope and change thing is now benefiting the republicans this time. >> it transcended to their signage. >> more than election census, this is about the proper scope and actual confidence of governmentment. it will come down to a basic feeling that people have, who understands government better? >> i think that's fair. if you had a huge hurricane that affect eed sometimes -- >> for example. >> either positive or negative. they can ge
, governor chris christie and other officials assessed the damage. mr.obama has assured the state of the government's continued support. >> what i can promise you is that the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials and we will not quit until this is done. >> reporter: the state has several coastal areas that fuel new jersey's $35 billion tourism industry. storm surge has left board walks in ruins. the wide spread damage striking a crippling blow to the state's economy. >> everything is destroyed. all of the pier, nothing is left of it. all the rides are torn down. >> reporter: governor christie says the damage is minor compared to the things that are irreplaceable. >> if you look to your wife, your left, your husband or wife, your son or daughter, those are things that can't be replaced. >> reporter: some places remain especially critical rite now including hoboken, new jersey which is just across the hudson river from manhattan. thousands remain stranded there because of flood waters. the mayor says that city needs more supplie
carl rove. mr. rove, new "new york times" poll out today shows president obama doing very well in florida, ohio, virginia. dick morris going to have thoughts on that later. but, do you take that poll seriously? >> no, i don't take those three polls seriously. here is why. in florida, they have obama ahead by 1 point. they have seven points more democrats than republicans. even in 2008 there were only 3 points more democrats than republicans. similarly ohio 5 point margin for obama. 8 point advantage for the democrats. 8 points in 2008. does anybody think ohio is going to be as democrat as it was in 2008. 2 points for obama. 8 point democrat in 2008. six points democrat. does anybody think it's going to be as good as it was in 2008. at mildly that's called absurd. >> bill: let me run it down for the folks. all the polls say, all of them say that prib voters are more motivated this time around. so when when mr. rove says do you think it's going to be the same democratic turnout in ohio as it was in 2008. the answer based on the data is no. because republicans are more motivated t
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the president. come right back, dennis miller does not approve of mr. obama. he will assess the election as he sees it right now. global warming devastate the northeast this week in the form of sandy. we will tell you what we know up ahead. >> bill: thanks for staying with us, i'm bill o'reilly. in the miller time segment tonight. d man is present here in new york city witnessing the carnage from new york city firsthand here he is. you flew in just to lend us moral support mere from santa barbara, california. no hurricane sandy out there. you guys, you know you are going to fall into the ocean earthquake. that's just a matter. >> eventually, sure. yeah. >> bill: so what are your impressions of the storm? >> first off, you know. the power went out and if i had been any more in the dark i would have been joe biden. [ laughter ] there you go. babombum. >> a couple of things about this storm that i have noticed. when bloomberg comes out and says stay away from here. i have got problems. i hope people this is what should have said with katrina. they have used the ploy and bush. hey i was told not t
even poll, 49-49 tie as a consortium poll in ohio and mr. obama had the advantage and now comes the storm. neither knows what to expect. harris. >> harris: we appreciate the report and we'll come back to you as the news warrants and get going there. thank you, carl. and governor romney and paul ryan reunited, what will it take to win ohio a state that went to obama in 2008. and inside the fox report in a few minutes. hurricane sandy not sparing any mode of transportation, trains, planes, i've been telling you with things shut down. amtrak, huge lines here in new york city, the district of columbia metro. a thousand or more flights canceled. and delays we haven't seen what that's going to be like, and we're covering it all. the travel nightmare fallout. we'll have more on that. romney could continue to press to answers what led to the murders of four americans in libya. stay with us, the latest. ...seems like you guys got a little gassed out there. enough already. c'mon guys. next question. mr. lewis? what's your favorite color? what's my favorite color? yes. purple. what's your
, and nevada. they questioned mr. obama for non-fulfilling his promise to pass immigration reform in the first year. the top concerns of hispanics are even tougher for the president. >> the number one issue today for latinos, especially latino voters is the economy. impact the great recession has had on latinos has been tremendous. >> recent fox news poll confirms that, showing 48% of hispanics chose economy as the most important issue. while only 23% said immigration. no wonder that romney emphasized economy in september interview with univision. >> there are 2 million more hispanics in post officeerty today than when the president took office. we have had 56 straight months with unemployment above 10% for hispanic-americans. unacceptable. >> bush got 44% of the hispanic vote in 2004. polls show romney getting a little more than half that. bret? >> bret: jim, thanks. still ahead -- look at some of the big-time gaffes made by the vice president in recent days that have gone under the radar. first, transportation woes continue in the wake of sandy. ford c-max hybrid. when you're carrying a lot
quickly. this afternoon mr. obama visited national headquarters of the red cross here in d.c. and there he thanked the relief agencies for doing their thing and warned sandy is not done with us yet. and similar sentiments from republican presidential nominee mitt romney. he was in debtorring, ohio today helping volunteers collect food and other supplies for families hit by the hurricane. romney said americans always come together in times of crisis. >>> and one week from today one of the two men will be elected the president for the next four years and of course a lot of americans have decided to take advantage of early voting. and today, maryland governor martin o'malley announced it will resume across the state tomorrow. you know it was canceled yesterday and today because of the weather being so bad and to help make up for the lost time the hours are being extended from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and they're adding a whole extra day for early voting that would be this friday. >>> she may not be a hurricane anymore, but we are still tracking the impacts of what was sandy tonight. thank you f
're in ohio, thank you! thank you so much. >> reporter: as election looms ten days away. friday, mr. obama hit the airwaves, giving a flurry of interviews including mtv where he courted younger voters. >> we grow when everybody's got a shot. that's the america that allowed me to sit in this place and that's the america i want to re-create for the next generation. >> god bless iowa. >> reporter: governor romney spent his day in two battlegrounds, iowa and ohio last night with running mate paul ryan. >> i didn't recognize him with his shirt on. >> reporter: in the waning days, the war of words between campaigns is growing more intense. >> it's time to have a president and vice president who care more about the people than they care about politics. >> reporter: the president seemingly referring to his opponent as a b.s.er to "rolling stone" magazine, questioning why republican colin powell endorsed mr. obama. >> when you have someone of your own race that you're proud of being president of the united states, i applaud him for standing by him. >> reporter: sununu later said he didn't doubt it was
event. we'll watch as mr. obama and mr. christy tour sites like the one buff. seaside heights, new jersey and the ferris wheel and rollercoaster that are no more. ed henry is live on the lawn of the white house. >> reporter: you are right about the president not going into new york city. mayor bloomberg concerned about police officers already pulled in rescue efforts. it happens any time the president will go into a disaster scene. governor christie as you know decided it would be appropriate for the president to come in right now. he just landed a extort time ago in atlantic city. now the president is with the government doing a helicopter tour onboard marine one looking north of atlantic city, getting an idea of the damage, to give you a sense as you have been reporting, we got a full report suggesting before this, before the president even got there, when governor christie was meeting with other people in the region. he had people openly weep hog had lost hair homes, lost their businesses. think about the remarkable scene we are about to get when we get these pictures back in of
, a key battleground state as you know. instead we are told that mr. obama will remain in washington to monster the storm and the federal response. the president will get help from one of his big surrogates, former president bill clinton campaigning for the democratic ticket in colorado today. governor romney adjusting his schedule as well. canceling rallies in ohio and iowa. the governor is in ohio and helps to collect donations for storm relief. we are told he may visit storm-ravaged new jersey later this web. his running mate paul ryan also scrapping rallies in florida and colorado. the congressman, mr. ryan in his home state of wisconsin today thanking volunteers for helping out in storm relief efforts. with the campaigns on hold just seven days out from the election who benefits and who does not? chris stirewalt the fox news digital politics editor and host of power play on fox news.com. mother nature hit the pause button on this race, you know, eight days out from the presidential election, chris, and, you know, at some point this week the thumb will be taken off the pause butt
against governor romney focusing on an ad the romney campaign is airing in ohio which claims that mr. obama -- >> sold chrysler to italians who were going to build jeeps in china. >> it's an absolutely patently false assertion. >> reporter: we will see the president again today at some point to talk about the storm. overnight he called new york governor andrew cuomo, new jersey governor chris christie and new york mayor michael bloomberg. he also signed disaster declarations for new york and new jersey. as for the campaign, well it's still on hold. the president, however, remains visible. still with the race as close as it is, there's going to be a lot of catching up to do in the last few days before the election and nobody really knows how that's going to work. charlie, norah, gayle? >> one week from today we'll know. thank you bill plante. >>> governor mitt romney is shifting his schedule because of the storm. jan crawford is in cleveland covering the romney campaign and joins us with the latest. jan, hello. >> reporter: good morning. governor romney cancele
where a state mr. romney is closing the gap and says president obama is up two points in the quinnepiac poll, but there is the average from "real clear politics" survey says mr. romney is leading half a point. then there is ohio. ohio the romney campaign acknowledges it will be a battle down to the very last minute and they have been trailing in some polls. quinnepiac poll has romney down five points but the "real clear politics" average is 2.4 suggesting it is very, very close. the romney campaign arguing that the ground game will put them over the top and they're ready to win this. mr. romney today will unveil his final sprint which will start in ohio. i will have over 100 senators, congressman, governors, state and local officials around the country on stage with him and ready to fan out over the weekend to hit 11 key battleground states. finally, jenna, romney's last event of the campaign takes place monday night in new hampshire, the place where he has a vacation home, nashua the gait city, the "nashua telegraph" which endorsed barack obama in 2008, switched its allegiances and end
returned to washington. mr. obama left central florida this morning where he was going to attend a campaign rally. just moments ago, he arrived back in d.c. this is andrews air force base. you can see the president getting into his special car along with secret service agent, making their way back to the white house. these are live pictures, you're saying? no. he's driving toward the white house right now. you can see how much security the president actually needs around him. good thing there's no traffic today. everybody stayed at home. dan lothian is at the white house. good morning, dan. the president decided to come back from florida and canceled another campaign stop as well. >> reporter: that's right. pulling out of florida not only today but also tomorrow, stops in ohio. he was supposed to have another event in virginia tonight. also in wisconsin and colorado, those events the president will not be attending because the white house said it was important for the president to be back here at the white house to monitor the ongoing situation with sandy. in fact, we were told by white hou
to washington to focus on the storm. at the midday briefing mr. obama insisted the campaign was not on his mind. >> i'm worried about the impact on families, and i'm worried about the impact on our first responders. i'm worried about the impact on our economy and on transportation. you know, the election will take care of itself next week. >> reporter: meanwhile, for much of monday mitt romney tried to walk a fine line, balancing campaigning in ohio and iowa with compassion for storm victims. in ohio he appealed for americans to put politics aside. >> we've faced these kind of challenges before, and as we have, as soon as americans come together, and this looks like another time when we need to come together, all across the country, even here in ohio. >> reporter: still, romney did not entirely abandon politics. >> the people of the entire nation are counting on ohio because my guess is -- my guess is that if ohio votes me in as president, i'll be the next president of the united states. >> reporter: both candidates have cancelled all of their own public events for today. the president was supp
: as election day looms just ten days away. friday, a day after voting early himself, mr. obama hit the airwaves, giving a flurry of interviews, including mtv, where he courted younger voters. >> i believe in an america where we grow when everybody's got a shot. that's the america that allowed me to sit in this place and that's the america i want to recreate for the next generation. >> god bless iowa. >> reporter: meanwhile, governor mitt romney spent his day in two battlegrounds, iowa and ohio, rallying last night with paul ryan, who got a hollywood introduction from tv star patricia heaton. >> i have to tell you, backstage, i didn't recognize him his shirt on. >> reporter: in the waning days, the war of words is growing more intense. >> it's time to have a president and vice president who care more about the people than they care about politics. >> reporter: the president seemingly referring to his opponent as a bs-er to "rolling stone" magazine, questioning why republican colin powell endorsing obama. >> i applaud colin for standing with him. >> reporter: he later said he doesn't doubt powell
against governor romney. focusing on an ad the romney campaign is airing in ohio that claims mr. obama -- >> sold chrysler to italians who were going to build jeeps in china. >> it is an absolutely false assertion! >> reporter: now we will see the president today at some point to talk about the storm. overnight he called new york governor andrew cuomo and new jersey governor chris christie and new york mayor michael bloomberg. he also signed disaster declarations for new york and new jersey. as for the campaign well it is still on hold. the president, however, remains visible. still with the race as close as it is, there is going to be a lot of catching up to do in the last few days before the election. and nobody really knows how that's going to work. >> one week from today we will know. >>> governor mitt romney shifting his schedule because of the storm. jan, hello. >> reporter: hello, gayle. governor romney canceled all of his campaign events today. he had several scheduled in ohio and iowa and instead he's going to be attending a disaster relief event. he's as
barack obama is today. >> bill: mr. pelley low goes in your recent polling we remind everybody you pulled out of west virginia north carolina and virginia. romney is going to take those states. you suspended polling there do you believe that tonight. >> it was based on the head-to-head number. barack obama was leading 48% to 40% in those three states. six weeks ago. then 4 will% 44. now it's 48%, 48%. common denominator barack obama is still stuck at 48%. so, if, in virginia, especially or in bell test get up to where it is is in new hampshire and ohio to 49%, we would certainly take another look and jump back. in it's still stuck at 4%. as incumbent as the known quantity, very difficult to get to 50. when you can't seem to grow beyond that. >> still standing to analysis. in ohio, rasmussen today, has romney up by two. >> i can tell you, we pulled ohio last week. and i looked at the two polls that had obama plus 4. i don't think obama plus four is the right number in ohio and here is why. >> bill: what was your number by the way? >> we had it tied. 47, 47. suffolk listed all the candidate
't mr. romney, though, vote consistently... >> chris: he h on -- mr. romney, to allow those exceptions... >> but, he has voted -- mr. ryan's voting record -- >> mr. ryan... joe biden didn't agree, with a lot of barack obama's positions but you listen to the guy in the top job. >> look, look at his positions now. i guess that is news. >> chris: no, actually, it has been for some period of time. let's move on to libya and the continuing controversy on the attack in the consulate in benghazi that killed four people, four americans and we learned friday, cia operators on the ground repeatedly requested military backup, and were refused and that they also asked to be able to go from the annex where they worked, over to the consulate to help out there, and were refused. and, this week, the father of one of the navy s.e.a.l.s, the father of slain a former navy s.e.a.l., let's look at what he said. >> he violated his orders in order to protect the lives of at least 30 people and he risked his life to be a hero and i wish the leadership in the white house had the same moral courage that my son
with mainstream ohio. >> i have a quick question for both of you. mr. mandel, if they send obama to the white house and you to the senate, and to you, sen. brown, of romney carries the state but sends you to washington, what do you take away? >> i believe that mitt romney will be the next president but if president obama is reelected, i will work with them and i will work to move the ball down the field economically for the state and our country. if the voters of the state of ohio go in that direction, they don't want a rubber-stamp, the votes for his party 98% of the time. >> i think if this happens, people sitting back and say, sharon brown -- sherrod brown is his own guy. he fights for his district and i would guess -- it could be a mixed message. but of course i'd work with mitt romney. i can recite a dozen cases we have made this way. >> the coin toss -- i think i got this right, mr. mandel? >> i was inspired to join the marine corps by my grandparents. one of my grandfathers was liberated by allied troops and the other served in the air force. we can debate like this and we can disagree
, it is inaccurate to suggest anything different. today president obama tours the storm devastation in atlantic city and vice president biden makes two campaign stops in florida. mr. romney will also be in florida as he makes three stops. paul ryan will spend the day campaigning in his home state of wisconsin. let's get back to sandy, because two of the three major airports serving the new york area, kennedy and newark, they'll start to reopen with limited service later this morning, but the super storm created a worldwide ripple effect. many are still stranded overseas. so we want to check in with michelle kosinski from london. good morning. >> reporter: right, it does have that sort of snowballing effect that we see with any major travel destruction around the world, but of course this is a big one with so many airports closed for more than one day now. one expert was estimating that more than 50,000 travelers have been affected just between new york and london. sounds like a big number for a short period of time, but it's really not when you consider that about 7,000 people on average per day tra
said. >>> before sandy, romney was on a roll topping president obama in poll after poll. but in the wake of the devastating superstorm, did sandy stall romney's momentum? here now are keith boykins and robert costa, jonathan colegio. mr. costa, i go to you on the conservative side. i think that barack obama did himself a lot of good. >> barack obama has had a decent week because he's been presidential in handling of this crisis in new jersey and new york. but ha we still see from the romney campaign is he's competitive in pennsylvania. he's competitive in ohio. he's trying harder. did it shake up the narrative, sure, but it's a very close race. >> my pal keith boykins on the other side of the coin. it looks to me like romney has gone behind enemy lines. he's parachuting behind enemy lines in pennsylvania and in michigan and in wisconsin and in iowa. he could be in trouble, keith. >> pennsylvania hasn't voted for a republican since 1988, i think. i mean, these are states that barack obama has never trailed in. it shows just how desperate mitt romney is because he can't co
are the concerns some democrats have with elizabeth warren and the same with independents who are leery of mr. brown? >> liz warren is trying to get out the democrats voting for obama to come out for her and make sure the turnout is big. obama is expected to win big here, and the question is how big? it's sort of like a point spread in sports. the teams the field may have one definition of winning and the betters have another. she needs a big spread here and brown needs a smaller spread. that's what's the difference in all these polls, the margin of victory there. brown is trying to make sure he cuts into her democratic state and really overwhelmingly pins independents, and he's doing well. depending on the poll he's doing very, very well or pretty well. all these things make a difference in a close election. but that's why he's been appealing to being a bipartisan figure and at the same time trying to undermine any strength she has by saying she has character issues. >> thank you very much. great pleasure to have you on. >> thank you. >> massive layoffs tops our look at stories around the na
. the obama campaign all romney has done is offered vague policies, that they say are failed from the past. mr. romney is going to seize on the numbers today and fold it into his closing argument speech for the final 9 of hour 96 hours of this campaign. it is a dead sprint. he is going to hit so many places we haven't even been told how many, because they are trying to jam in so many swing states in so many hours. martha: i was talking to chris wallace about their stop in pennsylvania outside of philadelphia and sort of what we can learn from the path right now, obviously wisconsin, obviously ohio, philadelphia also on the list. >> reporter: absolutely. well pennsylvania has been in the blue column and one that president obama won handily against john mccain and mitt romney has not spent a great deal of time. earlier in the summerrer went to the pittsburg area, the coalfields in order to talk about the coal community that makes up so much of western pennsylvania, west virginia, eastern ohio, and it's two things, it's a recognition of the obama campaign's slippage in pennsylvania, as well as in
expanded the map. the obama campaign says it's a sign that mr. romney has run out of routes to 270 electoral votes, the number needed to win so they are throwing hail marys in new states. little evidence to back up obama spin on that, savannah. three new polls out from the "new york times" showing the president leading narrowly in three states, pennsylvania, maryland and ohio. >> tamron hall is over at the news desk. new york. >> reporter: offer closing its doors for two days for the first time in its decade they reopen this morning. cnbc's mandy drury is there. mandy, good morning. >> reporter: thanks for that. the lights are own and traders have returned to business. hopefully things returning to normal. mayor bloomberg is ringing the opening bell after two days of being in the dark. we've not seen close here in the markets in the united states for 1888 for two days due to a weather-related event. things that we're look for, stocks impacted negatively by hurricane sandy, hotels, retailers, home improvement stores such as home depot and there's many highways shut down and lots and
here, a bit of levity from the obama campaign, talk being shaving mustache. >> david axelrod said, mark his word, if michigan, minnesota or, we talked about pennsylvania go to mr. romney, he would shave his mustache off. >> fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin. >>> thousands of d.c. residents received text messages from people that urge them to vote for mitt romney. the texts are not breaking any laws because they are sent in e- mails and then converted to text messages. but, still, people want to know how the company got their phone numbers. >> it's pretty simple. they can just, you know -- it's cheap enough to send these e- mails. can you do it for a fraction of the penny per message that they can just pick a range of numbers and just blast them out and, it's even -- if even half of them gets to some of these eyeballs by the end of the day, that's worth it to them. >> mike debonis tried to reach out to the advertising company but he did not receive a return phone call. >>> you decide 2012 airs every weekday right here on fox 5. we are focusing on both local and national candidates and
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